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boater
  • n  a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
  • n  someone who drives or rides in a boat
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boathouse
  • n  a shed at the edge of a river or lake; used to store boats
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boating
  • n  water travel for pleasure
  • v  ride in a boat on water
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boatload
  • n  the amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car
    he imported wine by the boatload
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boatswain
  • n  a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
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boatswain's_chair
  • n  a seat consisting of a board and a rope; used while working aloft or over the side of a ship
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boatswain_bird
  • n  mostly white web-footed tropical seabird often found far from land
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boatyard
  • n  a place where boats are built or maintained or stored
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bob
  • n  a former monetary unit in Great Britain
  • n  a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
  • n  a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
  • n  a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
  • n  a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
  • n  a short or shortened tail of certain animals
  • n  a short abrupt inclination (as of the head)
    he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement
  • v  move up and down repeatedly
    her rucksack bobbed gently on her back
  • v  ride a bobsled
    The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure
  • v  remove or shorten the tail of an animal
  • v  make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
  • v  cut hair in the style of a bob
    Bernice bobs her hair these days!
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bob_dylan
  • n  United States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)
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bob_hope
  • n  United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
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bob_marley
  • n  Jamaican singer who popularized reggae (1945-1981)
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bob_mathias
  • n  United States athlete who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon (born in 1930)
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bob_woodward
  • n  United States chemist honored for synthesizing complex organic compounds (1917-1979)
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bobber
  • n  a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
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bobbin
  • n  a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
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bobbin_lace
  • n  a handmade lace worked on a pillow with threads wound on bobbins; the pattern is marked out on the pillow by pins
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bobble
  • n  the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball
    the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out
  • v  make a mess of, destroy or ruin
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